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Sea-ice thickness measurement using a small airborne electromagnetic sounding system

A. Kovacs and J. S. Holladay
Sea-ice thickness measurement using a small airborne electromagnetic sounding system
Geophysics (October 1990) 55 (10): 1327-1337

Abstract

The evaluation of a small aeromagnetic induction sounding system for use in airborne measurement of sea-ice thickness is discussed, as are the results from arctic field testing. Also outline are the system noise and drift problems encountered during arctic field evaluation, problems which adversely affected the quality of the sounding data.The sea-ice sounding results indicate that for ice floes with moderate relief it should be possible to determine thickness to within 5 percent, but that because of sounding footprint size and current model algorithm constraints, steep-sided pressure ridge keels cannot be well defined. The findings also indicate that with further system improvement the day of routine sea-ice thickness profiling from an airborne platform is close at hand.


ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 55
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Sea-ice thickness measurement using a small airborne electromagnetic sounding system
Affiliation: U. S. Army, Cold Reg. Res. and Eng. Lab., Hanover, NM, United States
Pages: 1327-1337
Published: 199010
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 1990-053136
Categories: OceanographyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables, sketch map
N70°28'00" - N70°37'60", W149°15'00" - W148°49'60"
Secondary Affiliation: 442 manor Rd., East Toronto, ON, CAN, Canada
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1990
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